Day Calendar List

September 2021

Thursday, Sep. 23rd

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Des Moines Backyard Beekeepers September Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

presentation on local honey bee research

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Sunday, Sep. 26th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Sep. 27th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 7:30pm

North Glenn Townhome Homeowners Association Annual Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Cub Scout Pack 31 Den 6 Meeting

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Cub Scout Pack 31 Den 6 Meeting

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Bent Tree Meadows Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Tuesday, Sep. 28th

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Anime ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. For students in 6th grade and up.

Tag(s): Teens

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Register To Vote!

Location: Archive Room,Johnston Public Library

Prepare to let your voice be heard in November elections by registering to vote during National Voter Registration Day. The League of Women Voters of Metro Des Moines will be at Johnston Public Library from 5:00pm to 7:00pm to register people to vote and update voter registration information that may have changed. Individuals will need an Iowa Driver's License, Iowa ID Card, or the last 4 digits of their social security number.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

All Day

Story Stroll

Location: Johnston Public Library

Join us for a self-guided Story Stroll! Families will enjoy strolling along sidewalks near the library while reading a picture book which is displayed on posts along the sidewalk. For all ages. Terrific Tuesday Program.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Harry Potter Fan ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

Tag(s): Teens

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Pagliai's Pizza

Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. This month's book is "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Sep. 29th

9:00am - 4:30pm

Certification-Fareway

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Regional Certification for Fareway Managers and Assistants

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, Sep. 30th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

October 2021

Saturday, Oct. 2nd

10:00am - 11:00am

Mystery Grab Bag

Location: Youth Services Area

Pick up a bag filled with fun activities, crafts, games, and goodies! Kids + Teens. While supplies last.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Oct. 3rd

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Board In The Library

Location: Youth Services Area

Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for board games, card games, and puzzles for kids and their families!

Tag(s): Kids

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Executive Manor Condominium Association

Location: Archive Room

Board Meeting

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Card Crafting Club

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We’ll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month’s theme. Leave the kids at home for this one – adults this crafting time is just for you! No registration required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Oct. 4th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:15pm

Little Lotus Yoga

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props will spark your child's inner yogin. For children ages 4-10 and their parent or guardian. Registration required.

Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, Oct. 5th

10:30am - 11:30am

Block Party!

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for an hour of fun playing with a variety of blocks and other building materials. Come see what it is all about and have some CONSTRUCTIVE FUN!!! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome. A Terrific Tuesday Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Oct. 6th

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades 3-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. All supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages.

Tag(s): Kids

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Get A Flu Shot With Polk County Health Department

Location: Archive Room

Flu season is coming and this year it's more important than ever to be prepared. Come to JPL Wednesday, October 6 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm to get flu shots for the whole family. Most major insurance cards are accepted and flu shots for uninsured individuals are available for a suggested donation of $25.00, but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay. Quadravalent flu vaccine will be available in injection form only. A higher dosage flu shot for individuals 65 and older will also be available. Due to a cost increase in this high dose vaccine for individuals 65+, the Polk County Health Dept asks for a donation of $50 for the higher dose vaccine, but also will never turn anyone away.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Oct. 7th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class - Online

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Oct. 10th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Oct. 11th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Oct. 12th

9:00am - 1:00pm

Foster Group

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

10:30am - 11:30am

Storytime With Heart The Rabbit

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for this bunny-themed story time! We will read a story about a rabbit named Heart and participants will get to meet the real Heart the Rabbit following the story! Geared towards ages 2-5, but all ages are welcome! Heart is a certified therapy pet through the Animal Rescue League of Iowa's TheraPets program. A Terrific Tuesday Program.

Tag(s): Kids

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 6Th & 7Th Grade

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54 This meeting is for 6th & 7th graders.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 8Th - 12Th Grade

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54 This meeting is for 8th - 12th graders.

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Oct. 13th

9:00am - 2:00pm

Sport Clips Huddle

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

2022 Planning session

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades 3-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. All supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages.

Tag(s): Kids

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, Oct. 14th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class - Online

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "Hamnet" by Maggie O'Farrell. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Oct. 16th

9:00am - 11:00am

Better Investing

Location: Archive Room

Educational event.

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Oct. 17th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home.

Tag(s): Kids

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Cub Scout Pack 43 Meeting

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Monthly Pack Meeting

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Monday, Oct. 18th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

Location: Johnston Public Library

Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available Monday mornings, while supplies lasts. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:15pm

Little Lotus Yoga

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props will spark your child's inner yogin. For children ages 4-10 and their parent or guardian. Registration required.

Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, Oct. 19th

10:30am - 11:30am

Press Play!

Location: Story Time Room

Come and play with your child. We will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary. A Terrific Tuesday event.

12:30pm - 3:00pm

Eyerly Ball IHH

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

All Staff Team Meeting

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dungeons And DragonsRegister

Location: Archive Room

Play D&D with us online via Zoom or in person! Our Dungeon Master, Molly, will be joining us on Zoom, so you can do the same or come to the library and play in person. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring your own character or use one of our pre-made characters. We'll send an email with details about everything you'll need to participate after you register. Registration required. 6th grade and up.

Tag(s): Teens

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Book Box Book Club Kickoff Party 6Th & 7Th GradeRegister

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet together in-person to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox this month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (check our Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open next month's box. Registration required. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Book Box Book Club Kickoff Party 8Th - 12Th GradeRegister

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet together to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox this month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (see Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. Registration required. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Oct. 20th

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Polk County Master Gardeners

Location: Archive Room

Meeting of subcommittee

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades 3-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. All supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages.

Tag(s): Kids

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, Oct. 21st

11:00am - 12:00pm

Baby Busy Bags

Location: Johnston Public Library

Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! A new activity will be featured each week. Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts.

Tag(s): Kids

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class - Online

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Oct. 22nd

9:00am - 4:30pm

Primary Healthcare Team Building

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Saturday, Oct. 23rd

10:30am - 11:30am

Make It: Jpl Craft Workshop For Adults

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Get your craft on with us. Join Lori Elrick to explore a new trending craft project every couple of months. In October, Lori will guide you, in-person, through an easy macrame autumn leaf hanging workshop. If you prefer to assemble the project on your own at home, the macrame kit is pre-packed with instructions for grab-and-go pickups. Please register for this free workshop; supplies are limited so there is only one craft kit per registration. Adults, leave the kids at home for this one, this crafting time is just for you!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Oct. 24th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Oct. 25th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

Location: Johnston Public Library

Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available Monday mornings, while supplies lasts. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Northglenn Homeowners Association

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

5:30pm - 6:15pm

Sensory Friendly Boo Bash

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Wear your costume and join us for a sensory friendly trick or treating experience. ARL TheraPets will be present for this session. RSVPs appreciated. *Please note: This time is for our patrons with special needs and their families. If you and your family do not meet these requirements, please join us for the Boo Bash event that starts at 6:30PM.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Boo Bash

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Wear your costume and join us for trick or treating throughout the library. Enjoy a delicious treat and take pictures in the photo booth.

Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, Oct. 26th

10:30am - 11:30am

Play-Doh Power

Location: Story Time Room

A variety of Play-Doh, tools, and mats will all be available during this program as well as information for parents on the benefits of using Play-Doh during regular play time. Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages are welcome! A Terrific Tuesday Program.

Tag(s): Kids

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Anime ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. For students in 6th grade and up.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Harry Potter Fan ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

Tag(s): Teens

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Pagliai's Pizza

Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. This month's book is "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Oct. 27th

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades 3-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. All supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages.

Tag(s): Kids

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Bent Tree Meadows

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Thursday, Oct. 28th

10:00am - 3:30pm

State Library Of Iowa Plow Training

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

11:00am - 12:00pm

Baby Busy Bags

Location: Johnston Public Library

Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! A new activity will be featured each week. Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class - Online

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Oct. 29th

7:00pm - 8:30pm

After-Hours Teen Halloween Party

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Bring your flashlight and join us for a scary scavenger hunt in the dark! We're turning out the library lights and sending you on an epic quest to solve clues and riddles that will lead you to you ultimate reward -- a Halloween candy prize pack! But beware - jump scares await you throughout the haunted library! [Insert evil laugh here.] We'll also have a costume contest with fabulous prizes, snacks, spooky video games in the Teen Space, creepy crafts, and MORE! For kids in 6th - 12th grade. Registration required.

Tag(s): Teens

November 2021

Monday, Nov. 1st

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:15pm

Little Lotus Yoga

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props will spark your child's inner yogin. For children ages 4-10 and their parent or guardian. Registration required.

Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, Nov. 2nd

All Day

School Election

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Nov. 3rd

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Polk County Master Gardeners

Location: Archive Room

meeting

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, Nov. 4th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class - Online

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Nov. 7th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Board In The Library

Location: Youth Services Area

Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for board games, card games, and puzzles for kids and their families!

Tag(s): Kids

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Card Crafting Club

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We’ll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month’s theme. Leave the kids at home for this one – adults this crafting time is just for you! No registration required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Nov. 8th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Nov. 9th

10:30am - 11:30am

Pet Safety With The Animal Rescue League Of Iowa

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for for a story time all about pet safety! A furry friend from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa's TheraPets program will be present to help participants practice interacting with pets in a safe way. Geared towards ages 2-5, but all ages are welcome! A Terrific Tuesday Program.

Tag(s): Kids

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 6Th & 7Th Grade

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54 This meeting is for 6th & 7th graders.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 8Th - 12Th Grade

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54 This meeting is for 8th - 12th graders.

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Nov. 10th

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Nov. 11th

All Day

Library Closed For The Observance Of Veteran's' Day

Location: Archive Room,Commons,East Tower Area,East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),Story Time Room,Youth Computer Lounge

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Nov. 14th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Cub Scout Pack 43 Meeting

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Monthly Pack Meeting

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Monday, Nov. 15th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:15pm

Little Lotus Yoga

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props will spark your child's inner yogin. For children ages 4-10 and their parent or guardian. Registration required.

Tag(s): Kids

Tuesday, Nov. 16th

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dungeons And DragonsRegister

Location: Archive Room

Play D&D with us online via Zoom or in person! Our Dungeon Master, Molly, will be joining us on Zoom, so you can do the same or come to the library and play in person. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring your own character or use one of our pre-made characters. We'll send an email with details about everything you'll need to participate after you register. Registration required. 6th grade and up.

Tag(s): Teens

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Book Box Book Club Kickoff Party 6Th & 7Th GradeRegister

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet together in-person to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox this month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (check our Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open next month's box. Registration required. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Book Box Book Club Kickoff Party 8Th - 12Th GradeRegister

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet together to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox this month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (see Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. Registration required. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Nov. 17th

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, Nov. 18th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "The Lion's of Fifth Avenue" by Fiona Davis. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Villas At Glenstone North Neighborhood Association

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Neighborhood Association meeting

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class - Online

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "Many Hands Make Light Work" by Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Nov. 20th

9:00am - 11:00am

Better Investing

Location: Archive Room

Educational

10:30am - 11:30am

Holiday Squash Risotto Cooking Class

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Winter is a great time to prepare creamy risotto that captures the essence of great seasonal flavors. During this class, youl learn how to make Butternut Squash Risotto on the stove top. Join our fave food editor, Lois Carpenter, to discuss Arborio rice (used for risotto-making), an oven-roasting technique for caramelizing squash, how to tell when risotto is al dente and special finishing touches that you can add to make it extra special. Samples will be shared. Registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Nov. 21st

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Nov. 22nd

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Northglenn Homeowners Association

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Nov. 23rd

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Anime ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. For students in 6th grade and up.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Harry Potter Fan ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Nov. 24th

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Library Closing For The Observance Of Thanksgiving

Location: Archive Room,Commons,East Tower Area,East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),Story Time Room,Youth Computer Lounge

Tag(s): Adult & Family

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, Nov. 25th

All Day

Library Closed For The Observance Of Thanksgiving

Location: Archive Room,Commons,East Tower Area,East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),Story Time Room,Youth Computer Lounge

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Nov. 26th

All Day

Library Closed For The Thanksgiving Holiday

Location: Archive Room,Commons,East Tower Area,East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),Story Time Room,Youth Computer Lounge

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Nov. 28th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Nov. 29th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Nov. 30th

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Pagliai's Pizza

Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. This month's book is "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

December 2021

Wednesday, Dec. 1st

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, Dec. 2nd

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class - Online

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Dec. 4th

2:30pm - 4:30pm

Holidays In Johnston

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join us for a town celebration at the Johnston Public Library on Saturday, December 4 from 2:30-4:30pm. Holidays in Johnston will feature crafts, cookie decorating, a gingerbread house contest, entertainment, and fun. No registration is necessary. Holidays in Johnston is free and open to everyone.

Tag(s): Kids

Sunday, Dec. 5th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Board In The Library

Location: Youth Services Area

Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for board games, card games, and puzzles for kids and their families!

Tag(s): Kids

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Card Crafting Club

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We’ll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month’s theme. Leave the kids at home for this one – adults this crafting time is just for you! No registration required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Dec. 6th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:15pm

Little Lotus Yoga

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Playful yoga poses combined with picture books, crafts, and other age appropriate props will spark your child's inner yogin. For children ages 4-10 and their parent or guardian. Registration required.

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Dec. 8th

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, Dec. 9th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class - Online

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "Rules for Visiting" by Jessica Francis Kane. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Dec. 12th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Dec. 13th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Dec. 14th

10:30am - 11:00am

Boxcar Drive-In

Location: Story Time Room

Come join us to build a car out of a box with your child. Boxes and supplies to decorate your "car" will be provided. Then enjoy snow themed snacks and a short film. So drive on over to the library! For ages 2-5 years old, younger and older siblings welcome, with an adult.

Tag(s): Kids

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 6Th & 7Th Grade

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54 This meeting is for 6th & 7th graders.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 8Th - 12Th Grade

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54 This meeting is for 8th - 12th graders.

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Dec. 15th

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, Dec. 16th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Hamnet" by Maggie O'Farrell. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class - Online

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Dec. 18th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Dec. 19th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Dec. 20th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Dec. 21st

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dungeons And DragonsRegister

Location: Archive Room

Play D&D with us online via Zoom or in person! Our Dungeon Master, Molly, will be joining us on Zoom, so you can do the same or come to the library and play in person. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring your own character or use one of our pre-made characters. We'll send an email with details about everything you'll need to participate after you register. Registration required. 6th grade and up.

Tag(s): Teens

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Book Box Book Club Kickoff Party 6Th & 7Th GradeRegister

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet together in-person to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox this month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (check our Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open next month's box. Registration required. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Book Box Book Club Kickoff Party 8Th - 12Th GradeRegister

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet together to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox this month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (see Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. Registration required. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Dec. 22nd

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, Dec. 23rd

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class - Online

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Dec. 24th

All Day

Library Closed For The Observance Of Christmas

Location: Archive Room,Commons,East Tower Area,East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),Story Time Room,Youth Computer Lounge

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Dec. 25th

All Day

Library Closed For The Observance Of Christmas

Location: Archive Room,Commons,East Tower Area,East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),Story Time Room,Youth Computer Lounge

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Dec. 27th

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Northglenn Homeowners Association

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Dec. 28th

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Anime ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. For students in 6th grade and up.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Harry Potter Fan ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Dec. 29th

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, Dec. 30th

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class - Online

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email rasmussen@johnstonlibrary.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Dec. 31st

11:00am - 1:00pm

New Year's Eve Palooza

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Drop in anytime between 11am-1pm and join us for a fun New Year's Eve celebration. Follow a scavenger hunt throughout the library and earn prizes as you go. Create a party hat, earn 2021 glasses, and finish the day off with a fun photo at our photo booth! Open to kids of all ages and their grown up.

Tag(s): Kids

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Library Closing For The Observance Of New Year's Eve

Location: Archive Room,Commons,East Tower Area,East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),Story Time Room,Youth Computer Lounge

Tag(s): Adult & Family

January 2022

Wednesday, Jan. 5th

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Tuesday, Jan. 11th

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 6Th & 7Th Grade

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54 This meeting is for 6th & 7th graders.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 8Th - 12Th Grade

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54 This meeting is for 8th - 12th graders.

Tag(s): Kids

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Virtual Teen Board Game ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

We're bringing back board games...virtually! Kids in 6th grade and up can join us as we play board games together online via Zoom and en.boardgamearena.com. Registration required. You will need to create an account on en.boardgamearena.com and join our group to participate. For the best game experience, Google Chrome 10+ or Mozilla Firefox 4+ are recommended. The following browsers are officially supported: Google Chrome 4+, Mozilla Firefox 3.5+, Internet Explorer 11+, Microsoft Edge, or Safari 4+. iPad or similar tablets are also supported. We will send instructions for creating an account and gaining access to the group. This month we'll be playing Celestia! Aboard an aircraft, discover the cities of Celestia and recover their wonderful treasures. Each turn, a new captain must face the adventures of the trip: will you trust him to reach the next city? A clever risk-taking game in a dreamlike world.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Jan. 12th

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, Jan. 13th

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "The Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive" by Stephanie Land. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Jan. 18th

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dungeons And DragonsRegister

Location: Archive Room

Play D&D with us online via Zoom or in person! Our Dungeon Master, Molly, will be joining us on Zoom, so you can do the same or come to the library and play in person. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring your own character or use one of our pre-made characters. We'll send an email with details about everything you'll need to participate after you register. Registration required. 6th grade and up.

Tag(s): Teens

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Book Box Book Club Kickoff Party 6Th & 7Th GradeRegister

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet together in-person to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox this month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (check our Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open next month's box. Registration required. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Book Box Book Club Kickoff Party 8Th - 12Th GradeRegister

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet together to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox this month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (see Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. Registration required. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Jan. 19th

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, Jan. 20th

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Many Hands Make Light Work" by Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Jan. 24th

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Northglenn Homeowners Association

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Tuesday, Jan. 25th

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Anime ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. For students in 6th grade and up.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Harry Potter Fan ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Jan. 26th

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

February 2022

Wednesday, Feb. 2nd

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Tuesday, Feb. 8th

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 6Th & 7Th Grade

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54 This meeting is for 6th & 7th graders.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 8Th - 12Th Grade

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54 This meeting is for 8th - 12th graders.

Tag(s): Kids

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Virtual Teen Board Game ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

We're bringing back board games...virtually! Kids in 6th grade and up can join us as we play board games together online via Zoom and en.boardgamearena.com. Registration required. You will need to create an account on en.boardgamearena.com and join our group to participate. For the best game experience, Google Chrome 10+ or Mozilla Firefox 4+ are recommended. The following browsers are officially supported: Google Chrome 4+, Mozilla Firefox 3.5+, Internet Explorer 11+, Microsoft Edge, or Safari 4+. iPad or similar tablets are also supported. We will send instructions for creating an account and gaining access to the group. This month we'll be playing Celestia! Aboard an aircraft, discover the cities of Celestia and recover their wonderful treasures. Each turn, a new captain must face the adventures of the trip: will you trust him to reach the next city? A clever risk-taking game in a dreamlike world.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Feb. 9th

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, Feb. 10th

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "The Henna Artist" by Alka Joshi. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Feb. 15th

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dungeons And DragonsRegister

Location: Archive Room

Play D&D with us online via Zoom or in person! Our Dungeon Master, Molly, will be joining us on Zoom, so you can do the same or come to the library and play in person. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring your own character or use one of our pre-made characters. We'll send an email with details about everything you'll need to participate after you register. Registration required. 6th grade and up.

Tag(s): Teens

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Book Box Book Club Kickoff Party 6Th & 7Th GradeRegister

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet together in-person to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox this month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (check our Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open next month's box. Registration required. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Book Box Book Club Kickoff Party 8Th - 12Th GradeRegister

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet together to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox this month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (see Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. Registration required. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Feb. 16th

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, Feb. 17th

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Rules for Visiting" by Jessica Francis Kane. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Feb. 22nd

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Anime ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. For students in 6th grade and up.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Harry Potter Fan ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Feb. 23rd

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Monday, Feb. 28th

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Northglenn Homeowners Association

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

March 2022

Wednesday, Mar. 2nd

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Tuesday, Mar. 8th

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 6Th & 7Th Grade

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54 This meeting is for 6th & 7th graders.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 8Th - 12Th Grade

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54 This meeting is for 8th - 12th graders.

Tag(s): Kids

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Virtual Teen Board Game ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

We're bringing back board games...virtually! Kids in 6th grade and up can join us as we play board games together online via Zoom and en.boardgamearena.com. Registration required. You will need to create an account on en.boardgamearena.com and join our group to participate. For the best game experience, Google Chrome 10+ or Mozilla Firefox 4+ are recommended. The following browsers are officially supported: Google Chrome 4+, Mozilla Firefox 3.5+, Internet Explorer 11+, Microsoft Edge, or Safari 4+. iPad or similar tablets are also supported. We will send instructions for creating an account and gaining access to the group. This month we'll be playing Celestia! Aboard an aircraft, discover the cities of Celestia and recover their wonderful treasures. Each turn, a new captain must face the adventures of the trip: will you trust him to reach the next city? A clever risk-taking game in a dreamlike world.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Mar. 9th

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Tuesday, Mar. 15th

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dungeons And DragonsRegister

Location: Archive Room

Play D&D with us online via Zoom or in person! Our Dungeon Master, Molly, will be joining us on Zoom, so you can do the same or come to the library and play in person. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring your own character or use one of our pre-made characters. We'll send an email with details about everything you'll need to participate after you register. Registration required. 6th grade and up.

Tag(s): Teens

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Book Box Book Club Kickoff Party 6Th & 7Th GradeRegister

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet together in-person to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox this month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (check our Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open next month's box. Registration required. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Book Box Book Club Kickoff Party 8Th - 12Th GradeRegister

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet together to talk about the best books we read this summer, eat snacks, and unbox this month's JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (see Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. Registration required. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Mar. 16th

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Location: Johnston Public Library

Every Wednesday in the JPL Teen Space, kids in 6th grade and up can compete against each other in a Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners!

Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, Mar. 17th

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive" by Stephanie Land. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Mar. 22nd

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Anime ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. For students in 6th grade and up.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Harry Potter Fan ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

Tag(s): Teens